This task shows you how to set some parameters for the synchronization process.

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A CATProduct document is open.

  1. Select the Synchronization tab.

    1. Put in scale mode during the length synchronization:
      • By default, None is checked. This means that the extremities will be modified during the synchronization process according to the length of the bundle segments. The bundle segment will not show in fake length.
      • Only intermediate bundle segments, this means that only the bundle segments with no connectors at their extremities will appear in fake length after the synchronization.
      • All bundle segments, if you check this option, the bundle segment extremities will not be moved during the synchronization process. If a bundle segment length has been modified in the original 3D document, the bundle segment is shown in fake length. The extremities are not modified but the true length attribute is synchronized with the length of the 3D document (newly modified).
    2. Update the intermediate point during the bundle segment length synchronization:

      • Do not move the point, by default this option is checked. This means that the points will keep the same place along the bundle segment even after the synchronization.
      • Move the point, this means that the distance between each point will keep the original ratio.

      Rolling Bundle Segments

      The Do not move the point option is recommended if you have rolled bundle segments within the active plane.


      If you increase bundle segment length in the 3D design and synchronize your flattened geometry to take this modification into account, you will get something like this:

      If you select the Move the point option and have rolled bundle segments, segments are straightened out when you synchronize the flattened geometry after a change in length in the 3D design.

  2. Click OK to validate.